The Hats Are Tricked

Welcome to the Peterborough Memorial Centre where our Peterborough Petes are taking on the Hamilton Bulldogs. The big 60th season is coming to an end, and the Petes are still fighting to get a secure place in the 2016 OHL Playoffs. Out of the line-up in tonights game is Nick Grima (health), and Adam Timleck (inj). But more importantly the starters for tonights game are in between the pipes is Matthew Mancina, on the blueline is Kyle Jenkins and Matt Spencer, while taking the opening face-off are the Josh’s Josh Maguire, Josh Coyle and Daniel Nikandrov.

The first period is beginning with Daniel Nikandrov winning the opening face-off and the Petes are off to the races. Just 1:43 into the first period tonight Hunter Garlent will get the Petes on the board from Logan DeNoble and Dominik Masin. The Bulldogs will take the first penalty with Mitchell Mendonca getting called for “hooking” at 2:21. The Petes power play on the ice will be much of the same, that PP that Petes fans have come to know and hate. That power play will go unused for the boys in maroon tonight. 8:03 Trent Fox from Hamilton will tie up tonights game with a little bit of a breakaway kinda give and go. So its 1-1 on the scoreboard and the Petes looking like they are getting tired quickly, but that energy will come back at the wrong time when Kyle Jenkins is called for “interference” at 11:46. So the guys who just scored are now onto the power play.. Now the penalty kill squad is on the ice and trying to do what they do best. Which is something best tonight killing off the penalty because its still 1’s on the board for now. It won’t be until 16:56 that we will have some more excitement, with Logan DeNoble regaining the Petes lead from Matthew Timms and Hunter Garlent. And not for a lack of trying but that will do it for the first period.

Second period begins with much of the same and what we like to see with Jonathan Ang getting his 18th of the season at 2:59 from Kyle Jenkins and Steve Lorentz. And with the Petes putting on more pressure the Bulldogs will try to fight back. Brody Morris will score at 6:36 to make this a one goal game once again. But that fire will continue on the bad guys the big boy Matthew Strome will tie up tonights game at 8:56. Back to back periods the Petes will take a late penalty before heading to the intermission. This time it’s Dominik Masin for “interference” at 16:44. SO the Bulldogs who just tied up the game are given a man advantage. But you can tell that the good guys the Petes aren’t sitting back anymore. They are fighting to get this man disadvantage taken care of. That will do it for the middle 20 minutes play with it all tied up at 3’s.

Third and final period is beginning and there is so much game left to play tonight. But this will begin in a similar way to the first two but a little bit more of an opposite. Because its the opposite team scoring at 1:42, with MacKenzie Entwistle giving Hamilton their first lead of the game. The big boy on the Petes Steve Lorentz says not in my house, tying up the game for a third time tonight at 3:16, with the lone assist going to Brandon Prophet. Unfortunately something that we don’t like seeing but Matthew Timms will be called for a “high sticking” penalty but will draw blood so its a double minor meaning that he will sit in the sin bin for 4 minutes starting at 4:51. Trent Fox from Hamilton will be called for a “slashing” penalty at 7:07. The Petes first power play since the first period this one will do some work. Hunter Garlent will get the Petes back in the lead at 8:33 getting his 33rd of the year from Dominik Masin and Kyle Jenkins on the power play. 15:09 Kyle Jenkins will get his name on the scoresheet once again this time for scoring the goal himself from Daniel Nikandrov and Josh Coyle. With just over 2 minutes left in the game Hamilton will pull their goalie to get the 6th skater. And Matthew Mancina will work HARD to keep the puck out of his net. And Hunter Garlent will get his hat trick goal at 19:33 from Eric Cornel and Matt Spencer on his 33rd of the season in an empty net. The Petes will take this one to add to their points to climb up in the East.


Stars of the Game

1. Hunter Garlent PBO – (23)
2. Logan DeNoble PBO – (28)
3. Steve Lorentz PBO – (16)

Born and raised in Peterborough Ontario Jessica van Staalduinen never would have imagined her career plans to be a professional sports photographer. In her early years she was known as the common “girly girl” and would have nothing to do with sports. Once Jessica’s brother and sister persuaded her to join the volleyball team, her mind was opened to the world of sports. Hockey was never one of her favourites, there was many times that she got into a lot of trouble because of teasing her sister about the wonderful world of ice hockey.

Since her mind was set on being a photographer in the beginning of grade 12 she took it upon herself to contact the local OHL team’s photographer. Jessica’s reasoning for that was like any common girl; she became friends with a player on the team. She assumed that they must have a professional photographer at games, so therefore she took interest in shooting at a few games. After meeting with Ken Andersen (Peterborough Petes Professional Photographer/Getty Images) they had built quite a strong bond that lead to Jessica capturing almost every home game for the second half of the boys 2011-2012 season.

From now on Jessica calls the Peterborough Petes OHL team her team, because once you find something that you love there is nothing that should stand in your way. Her knowledge for the team and understanding of what they are going through will be shown throughout all of the posts. The Peterborough Petes have gone through many changes since the beginning of her first season; from firing the GM, new head coaches, players asking for trades, and once the trade deadline came around they got a new face to the team.